Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Iraqi Forces Arrest al-Qaeda-linked terrorists during operation along borders

BAGHDAD, (SANA)-Iraqi joint forces today carried out military operations in the Iraqi regions bordering Syria to hunt the terrorist al-Qaeda gangs, arresting scores of terrorists and seizing their weapons and equipment. 

An Iraqi Security source who spoke on condition of anonymity said that joint forces of the federal Police and the 27th battalion, backed by fighting helicopters carried out several raids in the areas al-Anbar, Ninawa and to the west of al-Mosul. 

He added that the terrorist gangs have resorted to the deserts fleeing the successive strikes of the Iraqi army. The source affirmed that the military operation resulted in the arresting of 42 terrorists and seizing their weapons including rifles, bombos, explosives and mortars. 


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